REGION: Kayole, Nairobi
MINIMUM STAY: 2 Months
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Fortune Community Centre was started by 10 peers from the Kayole-Soweto Community who were working in various schools as untrained teachers, watching their bosses sending away vulnerable children from school due to lack of school fee, they thought how they could better the lives of this bright poor children whom some resorted to begging in the streets, the females ones resorted to child prostitution. After the close of schools in term three in 2013, the untrained teachers agreed to start a community centre to provide education, economic empowerment and HIV and AIDS education including psychosocial support to the vulnerable children and their care givers.
Vision: Creating the future for orphans and vulnerable children and their care givers
Mission: to be a leader in improving the welfare of child in especially difficult circumstance, youth in crisis and care-givers of the vulnerable children by enhancing opportunities for the development of their full potential.
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: you will be involved in the following activities while in the project: serve at the Reception & Office, Serve as assistant teacher in classes, They will take children out to play, swim and other outdoor activities, help with marking and recording examination results for pupils, provide life skill education to the pupils at the centre and those in the community including the youth and develop a mentorship programme, Visit homes of our orphans at least twice a week, help out with homework supervision on a daily basis and organize club activities including debate within the centre and those with other education centres in the community
ACCOMMODATION: You will be accommodated in a host family located in Buruburu where you will be commuting to the project and back.